Join Date: Aug 2007
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Two lessons recently learned while re-rigging:
1. If you have a furler, it complicates replacing forestay. Some furler foils require you end-splice (rather than just tie) a lightweight messenger line. Other foils (like the Schaeffer Snapfurl) have such small IDs that only a bare wire will fit through, but a swaged stud won't.
2. Purchasing pre-made stays---made to published length spec---is convenient. Don't assume, however, that the old stay you're replacing was made to spec. Measure!